Extra Special Buttercream Icing

This is Wilton newest buttercream icing recipe. this icing is similar to the flavor and has a medium consistency like bakery icing. It is ideal for frosting and borders.

Extra Special Buttercream Icing


  • * 2 cups solid vegetable shortening*
  • * 2 lbs. confectioners’ sugar (There are 4 cups to a pound)
  • * 1/2 tsp. salt
  • * 1-2 tsp. clear vanilla or your favorite flavoring
  • * 6-8 oz. whipping cream
  • * Nb. if you want a more buttery taste use 1 cup of crisco and 1 cup of butter or margarine.


  1. Cream shortening until fluffy. Add sugar and continue creaming until well-blended.
  2. Add salt, flavoring and whipping cream; blend on low speed until moistened.
  3. Beat at high speed until icing is fluffy.
  4. Extra-Special Buttercream icing needs to be refrigerated, both after it is made and when it is placed on a cake. It will keep 3-5 days in the refrigerator.


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